Recently, and without any errors in the logs, my fulltext catalogs have stopped responding. I can't disable/delete/rename them. SSMS reports a generic error (1222) and using sql commands in the query window to remove the fulltext catalogs results in neverending executions. All the fulltext catalogs in multiple databases (same server) aren't responding. Using FREETEXT or CONTAINS times out.
what should I be checking or looking for? I'm completely out of ideas. The fulltext catalogs have been working just fine for years.